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Our little EE mystery!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by simplyscrambled, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. simplyscrambled

    simplyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Introducing Goldy~ we just can't be sure it's really a she! She's 13 weeks old, and we already had to send away her 4 crowing brothers, who were definitely boys, with big combs, the feathers, the attitude!

    But Goldy we just don't know. She has no comb to speak of, but her body is so gangly and that long neck of hers... the brown one, we're pretty confident is a girl.

    What do you think?



  2. BovieVei

    BovieVei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2011
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Looks like a pulley to me! Out EE rooster had a huge comb by week 10 and was already crowing.
    Congrats! [​IMG]
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've never seen an EE roo color out that color, only pullets...I also don't see a comb nor saddles in the pics....

    My guess is girl.
  5. coreybee

    coreybee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2011
    Nottingham, PA
    Definitely a pullet.. Mine looks almost identical!!!

    This is Dorothy:

  6. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Cluck, Quack, YAK-YAK-YAK! Premium Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    My Coop
    Aw, your Goldy looks just like my little Betty. Pretty sure Bett's a girl and she's only 11 weeks old. It's funny how these birds can be so diverse and yet so similar, though. Your little brown EE in the pictures with Goldy looks like my little Maggie! (Except Mags has a floofy-poofy beard, of course...)

    Here's Bett in a recent picture:

    And Mags if you were curious:
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    goldy's a girl!
  8. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    I say girl too. The picture is kind of far away but I don't see signs of saddle feathers coming in.

    There's such a variance in growth patterns and "normal".

    Our EE just laid her 100th egg yesterday. She's 8 months old. We had a cricket party last night. Her and her sisters had so much fun chasing those all over the yard. And they all looked so funny when they waddled off to bed with crops so full.
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Pullet!! [​IMG]

    ETA -- On the long neck... both of mine have ostrich necks. My mom wishes they didn't, but I think they look so adorable when they stretch waaayy out!
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  10. itom37

    itom37 Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2011
    lovely lady

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